Pre-Conference Sessions

Join us for 2 days of in-depth training seminars delivered by some of the leading experts in the SQL Server community. Choose from 14 full-day sessions October 14-15, 8:30am-4:30pm. Seating is limited, so check out the schedule below and sign up for your favorites today!

* Note: Pre-Conference Sessions are available for an additional fee.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Practical T-SQL – Efficient Solutions (AD-399-P)
Application & Database Development
Come join this full-day session and learn more about the practical use of T-SQL to address common...
Itzik Ben-Gan

Understanding the Optimizer and Interpreting Execution Plans (AD-599-P)
Application & Database Development
Expert-level query tuning and performance analysis requires a deep understanding of both the query...
Paul White

From Reporting Services Rookie to Rockstar  (BID-299-P)
BI Information Delivery
Join this introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services, designed specifically for report...
Stacia Varga

Growing Up with SSAS: From PowerPivot to MOLAP Cubes (BIA-299-P)
BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
Come learn how to grow a cube from a very basic PowerPivot Excel spreadsheet designed by a business...
Brian Knight, Devin Knight

Enterprise High Availability with AlwaysOn Availability Groups  (DBA-398-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
AlwaysOn, the new SQL Server 2012 premier high availability solution, provides high availability...
Curt Mathews, Shon Hauck

Practical Disaster Recovery Techniques (DBA-499-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
Disasters happen – plain and simple. When disaster strikes a database you're responsible for, can...
Paul Randal

Scaling SQL Server 2012 (DBA-396-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
SQL Server implementations can rapidly evolve and become more complex, forcing DBAs and developers...
Glenn Berry

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Design a Relational Database (AD-398-P)
Application & Database Development
Database design is a seemingly natural process, lending everyone to try to do it themselves, from...
Louis Davidson

Make SQL Server Apps Go Faster (AD-299-P)
Application & Database Development
You’re a developer or DBA stuck with a database server that's not going fast enough. You've got a...
Brent Ozar, Jes Borland, Kendra Little

Big Data for the Business Intelligence Professional (BIA-499-P)
BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration
What does Big Data mean for business intelligence professionals? Come see the “whats,” “hows,” and...
Jen Stirrup, Allan Mitchell

SQLCAT: Windows Azure Data Platform Technical Immersion Day (CLD-499-P)
Cloud Application Development & Deployment
Immerse yourself in this full-day, marketing-free deep dive for experienced architects who want to...
Michael Thomassy, Conor Cunningham, Silvano Coriani

Plan and Deploy Successful Clustered Solutions for SQL Server (DBA-399-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
With the introduction of SQL Server 2012, two major availability features – failover clustered...
Allan Hirt

Storage and Virtualization for DBAs (DBA-397-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
Come spend the day focusing on two of the biggest topics in the DBA field: how to properly design...
Denny Cherry

Thriving as a DBA in the World of Cloud and On-Premise Data (DBA-299-P)
Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment
In the world of hybrid IT, with data residing on-premise and in the cloud, DBAs play an important...
Grant Fritchey